Steel yourselves for these Halloween-themed events, from spooky plays to after-dark parties, or go try a bunch of devilish dishes
GHOULS NIGHT OUT
Until Oct 31
Caffé B’s resident mixologist Michael J Kumar designs elixirs for a night out on the haunt.
Bitten ($15) is a blood-red vampire’s potion of black vodka, lavender syrup, black berries and violette liqueur, while The Mystical Creation ($15) is geared towards wizards with its mix of ingredients like black vodka, açai liqueur, agave syrup and moscato.
Caffé B #B1-15, #01-83 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Ave (6222 2329, www. caffeb.com.sg). Bayfront. SunWed 11am-midnight; Thu-Sat 11am-2am.
HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS 5
Oct 2, 3, 9-11, 16-18, 23-25, 29-31
One of Singapore’s biggest Halloween events, Halloween Horror Nights (pictured above) at Universal Studios is back again to scare the living daylights out of you.
There are four haunted houses this year – including a HDB flat filled with Chinese, Malay and Indian (here’s looking at you, ethnic quota) spirits – as well as three ‘scare zones’, which
feature cursed villagers, diseased inhabitants and terrifying aliens.
Universal Studios Singapore Daily 7.30pm-12.30am, or 7.30pm1.30am on specific days. $68.
CHANGI REVISITED – THE HENDON HORRORS AT OLD CHANGI HOSPITAL
Oct 23-25 & 30
This one’s a creepy murder mystery. Set in 1981 in a fictitious hotel called The Hendon, this immersive, interactive performance invites victims – ahem, participants – to explore the haunted space in groups after a guest goes missing. Visitors must move from room to room, interrogating suspects to identify the culprit.
Raintr33 Hotel 33 Hendon Rd. Noon-1am. $42-$48.
Written and directed by The Finger Players, Seed made its debut in Tokyo and is now staged in Singapore for the first time.
Set in a world where the line between the physical and the spiritual is blurred, the play follows the stories of a seemingly unrelated group of people: a widow who dines with her dead husband, a woman who leaves food for her lost cat that gets eaten by something else, and a mother who teaches her daughter how to prepare a final meal. All they have in common is the tragedies that they have faced.
SOTA Drama Theatre 8pm. $35-$45.
FREE ACM AFTER DARK
The detailed line-up for this family-friendly event is yet to be confirmed at press time, but we’ve been told that visitors can expect to catch a range of performances and activities inspired by artefacts at the museum.
There are also gallery tours – during which museum staff will regale tales of horror – as well as more hands-on sections where little ones can make their own spooky souvenirs to take home.
Asian Civilisations Museum 7pm-late.
Escape to this farm-to-table restaurant to feast on a buffet of ‘burnt hands’ (meatloaf with a spicy tomato sauce), prawn heads with curry mayonnaise that are made to look like insects, boneshaped meringues served with strawberry blood sauce, pumpkin rodents and floating eyeballs in a champagne cocktail.
The best-dressed ghouls, mummies and zombies that come in their spooky finery will win prizes at the meal.
Portico #01-10, 991B Alexandra Rd (6276 7337, www.portico.sg).
Labrador Park. 7pm. $60.
RACE THE DEAD
In this 5K race, run for your lives – or risk being clawed down by the zombies chasing after you.
But no worries, there won’t be any disembowelling at the finish line. The undead are instead after ‘life cards’, which are given to the participants before the race.
Make it out in one piece, and you can celebrate at the post-race party. And be warned – the zombie army has multiplied tenfold since last year’s event. Not a lot of info has been released at the time of print, so check www.racethedead. sg for details.
Sentosa 5-8pm. Price TBA.
SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN NIGHT
Edge at Pan Pacific puts on a buffet feast with seafood on ice, sliced wagyu and suckling pig cooked Mongolian style, pork knuckles, house-made sausages, and Peranakan dishes, flanked by carved pumpkins. Part of the drinks programme includes a Bloody ‘Gory’ Mary served by the restaurant’s zombified waiters.
Pan Pacific Singapore 7 Raffles Blvd (6336 8111, www.panpacific. com). Promenade. 6.30-10.30pm. $54/kids, $168/free flow Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label, $188/ free flow Veuve Clicquot Rosé.
WEEKEND BINGO BRUNCH
Oct 31-Nov 1
Catalunya’s brunch gets a ghoulish takeover with the dessert spread springing cobwebs and headstones on top of its regular spread of 30 cold cuts, salads, cheeses and pastries,and Segovian-style suckling pig and seafood paella.
Wash down bits of soil and insects with a quartet of themed cocktails, including three bloody, vodka-filled test tubes called the Red Eye, and eyeballs with rum in the Witches’ Brew.
Catalunya The Fullerton Pavilion, 82 Collyer Quay (6534 0886, www. catalunya.sg). Raffles Place. 12.30-4pm. $98/adults, $40/kids aged 4-12.
Until Nov 15
Explore the aquarium in a different light as the terrors of the deep get into the Halloween spirit.
Visit the Vampire’s Lair or the Mad Scientist’s Lab to learn more about the wonders of marine life, and check out what has been billed as ‘Singapore’s first-ever underwater pumpkin carving’.
SEA Aquarium Daily 10am-7pm.
Creepy cocktails from Catalunya